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EPA vs. DEP on Dimock, PA: Science… Law… and Female Intuition

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By now it is common knowledge that the DEP has determined Cabot Oil & Gas does not have to deliver water to Dimock residents anymore. The DEP actually dropped the requirement for Cabot to restore the residents’ water supplies (which … Continue reading

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Rescue Dog on Christmas: The Heights & Depths of Humanity

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A Christmasism. As a tri-pawtisan, non-species observer of humans (i.e., 3-legged dog), I tend to be baffled by humanity repeatedly. It’s the holidays that really get me thinking. First off, why do humans even have holidays? I guess there’s some … Continue reading

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NY Senator Ball Tours PA’s GasLand, Speaks Out

Just when you think no human in government is willing to step up and speak out, the phone rings. Your master lets you know it’s time to google “what does a senator do,” and then Senator Greg Ball (NY- R, … Continue reading

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Fed Energy Shale Gas Report: Josh Fox, John Deutch, Dog Logic

There’s been a bountiful array of headlines regarding the recent report released by the Federal Energy Department regarding shale gas development. The headlines are mainly divided into two types: 1) those that highlight concerns with the subcommittee on natural gas … Continue reading

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word choice: fracking

Hi all. Just a short note today to mention a theme I’ve recently been seeing… it involves the applicability of the word “fracking” to mean all shale gas development activities. I think we can be more specific. Today, I’m offering … Continue reading

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once upon a leaky well…

Once a leaky well, always a leaky well? That is the question. Here’s what we know: about 5% of unconventional gas wells leak right off the bat; upwards of 50-60% leak within 20ish years. In a Canadian study, the failure … Continue reading

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Colbert Report, fracking, & invading PA

Well, did you see it? Colbert picked up on the idocracy of Talisman Terry, the Friendly Frackosaurus. I won’t say much on this… Stephen Colbert does such a good job covering fracking that I’ll just post the link to his … Continue reading

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West Virginia Study: Frack Fluid Kills

Mary Beth Adams recently published in the Journal of Environmental Quality an extremely interesting study on the effects of frack fluid on vegetation. The short answer? Things die. The long answer: “Two years after fluid application, 56% of the trees … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil Pipeline Leak in Yellowstone

Wow, I am SO glad that my master and I spent a couple weeks in Montana in and around Yellowstone last summer. I decided that today I’d include some pics from our Yellowstone trip since Montana will now never be … Continue reading

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failures of pro-gas arguments

As only a dog can do, I’ve decided to put together a couple resources so that you humans have a quick and easy place to refer back to when you need some scientific and logical back-up while picking apart pro-gas … Continue reading

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